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5 Benefits of Adding Mirrors to Your Decor

Mirrors are a staple piece of home decor that can add to the beauty and function of any space. Mirrors come in various sizes, shapes, styles, and price points. Also, they can elevate the overall aesthetic and comfort of your living room, bedroom, home office, and more. If a room in your home could use a stylish touch, bringing in a mirror might be all it takes to enhance the space. Here are some ideas from the experts at Murphy Door for how decorating with mirrors can benefit your living spaces.

1. Maximize Available Light

One of the easiest ways to make a dark room look brighter with minimal effort is to add a mirror to the space. Hanging it directly across from a window or using a door with a mirror can maximize natural light. It's also helpful to position them near artificial light sources, such as table lamps. By doing so, you can effortlessly double the amount of light in the room without bringing in additional light fixtures. This can help improve your mood and save you money on your energy bill.

2. Make the Space Feel Bigger

Decorating a small room can be a challenge, particularly if there isn't any extra space to bring in additional home decor or accessories. The good news is that redesigning it from top to bottom to make it feel bigger probably isn't necessary. 

If you're looking to make the cramped areas of your home feel spacious and inviting, there's no simpler way than using mirrors. By reflecting the light within the room, a door with a mirror or a mirror hanging on the wall can give the illusion of a room being roomier than it is and, most importantly, make it feel more welcoming. 

3. Create a Focal Point

There's no question that adding mirrors to any space in your home can instantly make them feel bigger and brighter. But they can also add to the room's overall aesthetic. If your personal home decor style is traditional, try a mirror with a classic style, such as a circle, and an understated color, such as silver. This would provide a lovely complement to your existing decor. On the other hand, choosing a mirror that is an unusual shape, such as a quatrefoil, or that has surprising colors or details can create an eye-catching focal point for any living space that is both intriguing and classy. 

4. Add to the Room's Functionality

It's nice to have a mirror in every room of your house. But there are particular rooms that demand the presence of one. For instance, who could get ready for the day in their bathroom each morning without using a mirror to wash their face, put on make-up, or have one last look at their outfit before they step out the door? 

Likewise, it's helpful to have one in your bedroom for the same reasons. When you look good, it's easier to hold your head up confidently as you interact with others personally and professionally. Having a door with a mirror in your bedroom is one way to ensure you look and feel your best every day. 

5. Keep Things Hidden

Let's be honest. Every home has rooms and imperfections that they'd rather not let every visitor who steps through their door see. Has your spare bedroom become a storage space for holiday decorations and seasonal clothing? Do you have a doorway leading to your basement that needs a bit of an upgrade? Mirrors can cover up the parts of your home you'd prefer to keep hidden. 

At Murphy Door, using a mirror to hide a room or closet in your home couldn't be easier. Visit us online today to check out our customizable Mirror Door and our selection of other hidden door solutions.

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